Solihull Council three-year environmental programme shortlisted for national conservation award


A three-year environmental programme developed and delivered by Solihull Council which involved 24 separate projects across Solihull borough has been shortlisted for a national conservation award.

Solihull’s Habitat and Nature Improvements Project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Best Practice – Large-Scale Nature Conservation Award.

Solihull’s Habitat and Nature Improvements Project was a three-year programme of woodland, grassland, wetland and water quality improvements across 24 individual habitat projects in publicly accessible green space within the urban areas of Solihull from 2017 – 2020.

The project was conceived, developed and delivered by Solihull Council’s Conservation of the Historic Environment, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Ecology Team (CLAUDE) and enhanced over 100 hectares of green space working with the Environment Agency and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

The CIEEM awards celebrate the outstanding work of ecologists and environmental managers across the UK and Ireland. The awards are widely regarded as a way for ecologists and environmental managers to inspire the next generation and recognise each other’s skills.

The winner of the Award will be announced at the CIEEM Awards which will take place at Hilton Bankside in London on Wednesday 22 June 2022.